October 2014 \ Cover Story \ Cover Story
Viva Mauritius

Mauritius, nicknamed Mini India, held the 180th anniversary of arrival of indentured workers from India

By Sayantan Chakravarty, Kul Bhushan, Mauritius

And so began a well-oiled global supply chain of contract workers from India to replace the slaves who were freed after abolition of the despicable practice of slavery by Great Britain in 1833. The supply chains allowed the plantation economies to prosper, and the empire’s coffers to swell beyond all measure.

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